Fall 2020 Brochure - Page 35

Junior Program Levels to Success Learning & Development Program Class Name Age Child/Pro Description Player Abilities Ratio Red Ball 1 4-5 4/1 Beginner. 10 & Under format, 36' court. Just starting to play tennis. or 6/1 8 & UNDER Red Ball 2 6-7 6/1 Beginner/Advanced Beginner. Little or no tennis experience; Red balls, 36' court. cannot rally consistently. Junior Development 7-8 6/1 Intermediate -orange balls; 60' court Learning to rally. Program 1 10 & UNDER Orange Ball 1 8-10 5/1 Beginner/Advanced Beginner - 60' court Little or no tennis experience; cannot rally consistently. Junior Development 8-10 5/1 Intermediate - Orange balls - 60' court Beginning to rally and serve. Capable of rallying with a Program 2 pro from service line 10 times or baseline 5 times. DEER CREEK RACQUET CLUB Tournament Prep 1* 8-10 5/1 Advanced Intermediate, Sustains medium-length rallies. Is expected to play in Green Dot Balls, 78' court weekly Junior match play. Should play twice a week. 14 & UNDER Green Dot 1 11-14 5/1 Beginner/Advanced Beginner - Little or no tennis experience; cannot rally consistently. Green dot balls Junior Development 11-14 5/1 Intermediate - yellow balls, 78' court Sustains medium-length rallies (5 shots). Program 3 Able to serve & play a game on a 78' court. Tournament Prep 2* 11-13 5/1 Advanced Intermediate, Sustains medium-length rallies (5 shots). Yellow balls, 78' court Starting to incorporate & understand grip changes & shot selection. Should play twice a week. High School 14-18 5/1 Intermediate - Yellow Ball- full court Sustains medium-length rallies (5 shots). Starting to incorporate & understand grip, changes and shot selection. Should play twice a week. Advanced Program | Must be tested or approved by Junior Director or 10 & Under Director. Class Name Age Child/Pro Description Player Abilities Ratio Junior Excellence 9-13 5/1 Advanced. Good listening skills and ability to use a continental Green dot & yellow balls, 78' court. grip for volleys, spin and serve. Able to rally with an instructor from the service line (20 balls in a row). Match play participation required. Must play twice a week. USTA Tournament participation expected. A strong work ethic & a hustle for every ball. High School Excellence 13-18 5/1 Advanced. Yellow ball, 78' court. Varsity team player. Should play twice a week. Participating in USTA Tournaments. *Enrollment in Tournament Prep 1 and higher is subject to approval by a full-time tennis professional. An evaluation may be required. Fall 2020 • Park District of Highland Park 35